Mari Yamazaki

Graphic Novels & Manga

Charioteers, Engineers, and the Bath that Spans Millennia: Thermae Romae vols. 2 & 3


For anyone who’s a fan of dimension-hopping or time-hopping stories — but perhaps outgrew Fushigi Yugi or was left annoyed at the physics of The Notebook — these last volumes of Thermae Romae will be perfect for you.

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Graphic Novels & Manga

A Hot Soak and a Cool Book: A Review of Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae


If you’re into the ancient world or the Greco-Roman era like I am, this book is for you. Thermae Romae, or Roman Baths, is yet another gem in Yen’s prize-winning arsenal. By female writer and illustrator Mari Yamazaki, the two-book series tells the story of a Roman bath architect, Lucius Modestus, who is magically transported from the Roman Empire in 100 AD to modern-day Japan, and back again.

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